Monday, 30 November 2009

New Born

30 seconds old or is it young? Born November 29th in 3 degrees above freezing at the Tairlaw bridge. I do have shots from beginning to end but I thought I'd preserve the ladies dignity.hand-held in poor light

Harbour Views




Ándale! Ándale! Arriba! Arriba

Up in five hours so it needs to be quick :)

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Ailsa Craig

At last a change in the light... still on the flat side but not so much that it requires a B&W conversion. Thought the truth be told I wish it was.... B&W rocks at the moment love it!!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Test Trial

Tried something new here, a blend of two shots no bluring done while editing,! not sure if it works or not? So don't be shy in coming forward if you think it's crap :)

By The Loch




Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ye Banks and Breas

oh bonnie Doon. Another shot with a Burns connection (see previous post) the river Doon features in poem and song by Burns. As you can tell the river is runin foo because of all the rain.





You can here a modern rendition of the song here not to my taste but hey :)



The Burns Connection

The next post or two might have a connection with the poet Robert Burns, you know Auld Lang Syne and all that stuff. Incidentally syne should be pronounced with a Z zyne. With all the rain of late opportunities have been slim but I tried to take some small advantage of that with a reflection shot. Also hopeing to give a different veiw of the church from the usual standard shot.

The first shot and main one is of the Auld Kirk Alloway the setting for the poem Tam O' Shanter, the poem filled with ghaists (ghosts) houlets witches and the deil (devil) himself and a childhood haunt (pardon the pun) of mine. The shot was taken in the dark and I have to say it was murder trying to get the camera to focus a flash light might have helped if I'd thought to bring one. Anyway here it is the fifth most haunted place in Scotland oh aye and the gravestone to the left is where is mother Agnes and father William are buried...



Another shot and a very quick edit the standard typical shot to show what the church looks like



Oh yeah BOO!! :)

Monday, 9 November 2009

For Sale

One of the first shots take with the new polariser. Taken for the sky not the castle and yes the castle is for sale you can see the sign flashing white. This shot has not been scaled down so should enlarge full size-ish.

Poles Apart

OMG I actually got around to buying a polarizing filter and it does make a difference but it's damn fiddly having to take off and replace the tulip hood all the damn time!! I think the greens in this one are a little to green!

Addiction

The Nowhere Button